Saint John’s Nursery

To honor Maria Shriver for her devotion to children and family, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger surprised Maria with a special birthday present in 2004: the Maria Shriver Nursery at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.

"I've never seen Maria happier than she was at the moment she gave birth to each of our four children here at Saint John's," said Gov. Schwarzenegger. "She always says that motherhood is her first and most important job. This nursery is a fitting tribute to her belief in the importance of children and motherhood."

The Maria Shriver Nursery is staffed by specially trained nurses 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is where newborns are bathed; undergo screenings, nursing assessments and pediatric exams.  The nursery also is home to the Irene Dunne Guild Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where newborns with special medical needs are attended to.

As a further tribute to Maria, the Legacy of Children wall is designed to incorporate her words of inspiration to parents. The wall is located in the family-friendly waiting area adjacent to a viewing window that enables young siblings to get their first glimpse of their new brothers or sisters in the Maria Shriver Nursery.